TVF International makes Asia-Pacific acquisitions

London-based distributor TVF International has acquired more than 25 hours of programming from the Asia-Pacific region, including the series Untamed with Davey Hughes (pictured) and two-parter Chelsea's Greatest Garden.
January 23, 2015

UK distributor TVF International has acquired more than 25 hours of programming from the Asia-Pacific region, including the series Untamed with Davey Hughes (pictured) and two-parter Chelsea’s Greatest Garden.

Among the shows picked up by the London-based distributor are InVision Media’s All 4 Adventure: Across The Top (12 x 44 minutes), which premiered on Seven Network Australia, as well as the hour-long surf film Strange Rumblings in Shangri La from Whyte House Entertainment in association with Globe International.

In addition, TVF International has secured the hunting series Untamed With Davey Hughes (9 x 30 minutes) from Monsoon Pictures – which has been picked up by TVN’s international Polish feed ITVN – as well as Chasing Longevity (6 x 23 minutes) from Channel NewsAsia.

TVF is also representing Chelsea’s Greatest Garden (2 x 60 minutes) from Hsquared Productions and ABC’s Children of the Sex Trade (1 x 58 minutes) from Fairtrade Films, in addition to a slate of short-form content on health, fitness and food from Brand New Media.

In other news, TVF has sold reality competition format The Winemaker - in which 12 men and women compete against one another in a series of wine-related challenges – to Australian prodco Active TV, which produces such series as The Amazing Race Australia and Asia’s Next Top Model.

“It’s great to bring this exciting format to the Australian market,” said Daniel Nembhard, TVF senior formats and sales executive, in a statement. “Viewers are going to see first-hand the grueling effort and intelligence it takes to succeed in this tough industry – it’s a competition like no other.”

TVF is one of the more than 50 UK indies heading to the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC next week.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.